Brooklyn and The Butcher set to open on Valentine's Day
BRAND Hospitality Group (BHG), owned and operated by Ian and Nikki Hall, is wrapping up the 10 month revitalization project for their new restaurant in downtown New Albany.
Brooklyn and The Butcher, a modern steakhouse, will feature small plates and big steaks. The rotating small plates menu will have an emphasis on the use of local products and purveyors, as well as fresh seafood and interesting modern cuisine.
On the big steaks side, you will see a wide variety of prime cuts, from a terres major steak frites, flat iron au poivre, 12 oz. bone in tenderloin, and a 32 oz. tomahawk ribeye.
The success of BRAND Hospitality Group's other downtown dining spot, The Exchange pub & kitchen, has become a New Albany destination dining since opening their doors in 2011.
The 5500 sq. ft. space for Brooklyn and The Butcher will offer seating for 125 guests, as well as additional outdoor dining space for another 50 guests in the rear courtyard.
The 140 year old property has operated mostly as a hotel and restaurant space for the last century. “It is an iconic property in our historic downtown, and we can't wait to share this project with the community who has supported us over the last 5 years. It's going to be a special space, and so many people already have fond memories of this building and the history that comes along with it. It's a lot to live up to, but we welcome the challenge,” says owner Ian Hall.
Renovations have been underway since May 2015 and the final details are to be completed by the end of January. The new restaurant was designed by BRAND Hospitality Group, who worked with local estate developer Matt Chalfant and his team to bring new life to this history building.
BRAND Hospitality culinary team will be led by Head Butcher and Executive Chef Robert Temple, who most recently has served as the Executive Sous for the Cunningham Restaurant Group with Mesh Louisville, and who had also served previously as the Executive Chef at The Exchange pub + kitchen from 2013-2014. Chef Temple will be joined in the kitchen by Executive Sous Chef, Patrick Carter, who has worked in a similar role at The Exchange over the last two years. Beverage Director Brian Keeler, who has also been with The Exchange pub + kitchen over the last 4 years, will oversee the cocktail, spirits, beer and wine program. Rounding out the team will be General Manager Garett Petters, who had previously worked as the General Manager of Doc Crows Southern Smokehouse as well as currently overseeing the seafood program at Whole Foods Market in Louisville.
Southern Cuisine Coming Soon to Historic Main Street
Fried chicken, collard greens, grits, and Kentucky Bourbon coming soon to Historic Downtown New Albany!
Gospel Bird is a full-service restaurant featuring Southern cuisine. Aside from a regular Sunday brunch menu, every Sunday is All you can east Fried Chicken all day long!
Gospel Bird is a southern term referring used as a reference to serving fried chicken after a Sunday morning church service usually as a family or congregation.
Gospel Bird will include games in their bar area and when the weather breaks they will serve guests in the wonderful patio area. Gospel Bird is located at 207 East Main Street. For more information find them on Facebook.
Family Owned Adrienne & Co. Opening in March
Family business Adrienne and Co. will be opening it's third location in Historic Downtown New Albany this spring. Adrienne and Co. is a bakery and cafe, with locations in Jeffersonville and Floyd's Knobs. Adrienne's is expected to provide a breakfast and lunch menu including their popular homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, and a chicken and avocado sandwich on homemade focaccia bread.
Adrienne and Company will be located at 133 E. Market Street at the site of the former Louis Le Francais Restaurant. Chef and owner of Louis Le Francais, Louis Retailleau decided to retire and spend more time with his family, some of which is in California, according Matt Bergman, who owns the building.
Opening day is currently expected sometime in March. For more information visit their website www.cakestoday.com or call 812-282 2665.
CIDEways Tap Room + Cidery Coming this Summer
The Horseshoe Foundation Revolving Loan Fund announced recently that restaurateur Matt McMahan is the first recipient of a revolving loan for 2016. McMahan will open the CIDEways Tap Room + Cidery, a casual dining restaurant located at the corner of Pearl and East Elm Streets next to the New Albany Elks Lodge in New Albany.
The $50,000 loan awarded to McMahan will be used to build a full kitchen in the building (hood, fryers, stoves, etc.), as well as equipment to make cider. Renovations on the new location will continue, including the addition of outdoor street seating. This is the second Horseshoe Foundation revolving loan received by McMahan; the first being used to open the Big Four Burgers + Beer in New Albany.
CIDEways will be quite different from Big Four Burgers + Beer, CIDEways will offer a wide variety of beers and wines as well as the specialty hard cider. McMahan estimates the new location will have 18 beers on tap, with an additional 60 brands of bottled beer.
CIDEways is scheduled to open by the summer of 2016 and be available to diners seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to midnight.
Red Dragon Pub Now Open on Main Street
The Red Dragon Pub is now open at 145 East Main Street. The team at the Red Dragon have done a variety of updates to the building and a grand opening celebration is expected on February 20th at 7:00pm. For additional information on the Red Dragon Pub please click on the link below.
Christine Cherry Photography specializes in guidance, comfort, and uniquely beautiful imagery for weddings, engagements, family shoots, maternity shoots, and more! Christine Cherry Photography will be located in the Underground Station located off of Main Street.
Chestnuts and Pearls is a gift shop and art gallery offering fine art originals and prints, antiques and vintage jewelry items.
Chestnut and Pearls is owned by Linda Williams. Linda decided to sell the Old Bridge Inn Bed & Breakfast in Jeffersonville and open up Chestnuts and Pearls on Main Street in New Albany
Chestnut and Pearls is expected to open in New Albany sometime in March at their new location at 157 E Main Street. Chestnut and Pearls will have art and antiques displayed on every floor of the three-story building.